Sony Xperia 5 with Snapdragon 855 SoC and triple cameras announced at IFA 2019

Despite lackluster sales, Sony hasn’t yet given up on its smartphone business. The company marked its presence at IFA 2019 with the launch of its latest smartphone, the Sony Xperia 5. The device marks the company’s return to the compact smartphone segment, while still creating a device powered by flagship hardware. Let’s take a look at the Sony Xperia 5.

Also read: Sony Xperia 1 with 4K HDR OLED display could launch on February 25

Sony Xperia 5 specifications

The Xperia 5 comes equipped with a 6.1-inch full-HD+ (1080×2520 pixels) OLED display with 21:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection, and 10-bit color gradation. Under the hood, you get the Snapdragon 855 SoC with the integrated X24 LTE Modem, paired with 6GB RAM. As for storage, the device comes with 128GB of internal storage with support for microSD card (up to 512GB). The device is juiced up by a 3,140mAh battery.

In terms of cameras, the Xperia 5 features a triple rear camera setup with three 12-megapixel cameras (26mm, 16mm, 52mm) with super wide-angle sensor and 2x optical zoom. The device comes with dedicated camera features, such as 4K HDR movie recording, RAW Noise Reduction, 5x digital zoom, HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, Hybrid autofocus, 3D Creator, and Bokeh effect. For selfies, users can make use of the 8MP selfie shooter upfront. 

Sony Xperia 5 price and availability

As of now, the price of the Sony Xperia 5 hasn’t been unveiled. The phone will be available in Black, Red, Blue, and Grey color options, and pre-orders will begin next week in select markets across Europe. The device is expected to be available starting in October 2019. Additionally, customers who choose to pre-order the device will get WF1000XM3 truly wireless noise-canceling headphones as a bundle offer. Stay tuned to Mr. Phone to get notified of all the updates in the smartphone world.

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